Truth in Our Times by David E. McCraw audiobook

Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

By David E. McCraw
Read by David E. McCraw  and Stephen Graybill

Macmillan Audio 9781250184429
10.03 Hours Unabridged
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[Truth in Our Times] is spirited and hopeful and even, at times, lighthearted. It is, in a way, a love letter to the First Amendment." — The New York Times Book Review This program includes an introduction read by the author. David E. McCraw recounts his experiences as the top newsroom lawyer for the New York Times during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations. In October 2016, when Donald Trump's lawyer demanded that The New York Times retract an article focused on two women that accused Trump of touching them inappropriately, David McCraw's scathing letter of refusal went viral and he became a hero of press freedom everywhere. But as you'll see in Truth in Our Times, for the top newsroom lawyer at the paper of record, it was just another day at the office. McCraw has worked at the Times since 2002, leading the paper's fight for freedom of information, defending it against libel suits, and providing legal counsel to the reporters breaking the biggest stories of the year. In short: if you've read a controversial story in the paper since the Bush administration, it went across his desk first. From Chelsea Manning's leaks to Trump's tax returns, McCraw is at the center of the paper's decisions about what news is fit to print. In Truth in Our Times, McCraw recounts the hard legal decisions behind the most impactful stories of the last decade with candor and style. The audiobook is simultaneously a rare peek behind the curtain of the celebrated organization, a love letter to freedom of the press, and a decisive rebuttal of Trump's fake news slur through a series of hard cases. It is an absolute must-have for any dedicated fan of The New York Times.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Media and the Law

[Truth in Our Times] is spirited and hopeful and even, at times, lighthearted. It is, in a way, a love letter to the First Amendment." — The New York Times Book Review

This program includes an introduction read by the author.

David E. McCraw recounts his experiences as the top newsroom lawyer for the New York Times during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations.

In October 2016, when Donald Trump's lawyer demanded that The New York Times retract an article focused on two women that accused Trump of touching them inappropriately, David McCraw's scathing letter of refusal went viral and he became a hero of press freedom everywhere. But as you'll see in Truth in Our Times, for the top newsroom lawyer at the paper of record, it was just another day at the office.

McCraw has worked at the Times since 2002, leading the paper's fight for freedom of information, defending it against libel suits, and providing legal counsel to the reporters breaking the biggest stories of the year. In short: if you've read a controversial story in the paper since the Bush administration, it went across his desk first. From Chelsea Manning's leaks to Trump's tax returns, McCraw is at the center of the paper's decisions about what news is fit to print.

In Truth in Our Times, McCraw recounts the hard legal decisions behind the most impactful stories of the last decade with candor and style. The audiobook is simultaneously a rare peek behind the curtain of the celebrated organization, a love letter to freedom of the press, and a decisive rebuttal of Trump's fake news slur through a series of hard cases. It is an absolute must-have for any dedicated fan of The New York Times.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author briefly tells the story of his own background, but mostly, he maintains a sharp focus on a number of key developments and issues…the president’s tax returns; WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden; the Harvey Weinstein case and the #MeToo movement; the Freedom of Information Act; and the kidnapping of journalists in dangerous parts of the world. Most affectingly, he discusses the wonders of the First Amendment and how we must protect it…A passionate, important defense of the First Amendment and its absolute necessity in a democracy.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: David E. McCraw

Author Bio: David E. McCraw

David McCraw is Deputy General Counsel at The New York Times Company, where he has worked since 2002. He provides legal counsel to the Times newsroom on such issues as libel, freedom of information, access to the courts, litigation and news gathering. Previously, he was Deputy General Counsel of The New York Daily News. He conducts workshops and performs pro bono work regarding press freedom and freedom of information around the world, and is an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English